Aluminum cans (Peninsula Clarion file photo)

Recycling Bin: Sorting is the key

The key to recycling is sorting: Separating recyclables and putting in an assigned bin. Let’s refresh. Aluminum Cans: Empty food and beverage cans; NO other… Continue reading

  • Jan 6, 2019
Aluminum cans (Peninsula Clarion file photo)

Monthly Musings: January, the month of earth and air

January is considered the coldest month of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. This move is all about sowing seeds — such as ideas, goals… Continue reading

  • Jan 5, 2019

Life in the Pedestrian Lane: And so it begins

Whew! It’s January 6: Twelfth Night; the traditional and official end of the Christmas season for most of us. Our Russian Orthodox neighbors will celebrate… Continue reading

  • Jan 5, 2019

Netflix brings cinema to streaming with dark, blood-soaked ‘The Night Comes for Us’

It’s true that there are a slew of movies new in theaters that are probably worth watching, but I am in that rare occasion of… Continue reading

Reading, writing and drinking — ‘A Sidecar Named Desire’ offers the perfect trio

The holiday season started with a cup of cheer. Then there was a sip of wassail, some mistletoe and wine, and rummy-tum-tum along the way.… Continue reading

Ann “Grannie Annie” Berg

Pioneer Potluck: About today and 5 years ago

The following article was written five years ago!! It is nice to read what has happened and the improvements that were made to make our… Continue reading

Ann “Grannie Annie” Berg
The author is seen here, skiing on Christmas Day. She took a selfie to send to her mother, proving that she wasn’t sad to spend the holidays far from family. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)

Tangled up in blue: O Holy Night!

Each year at Christmas Eve dinner, my grandmother sings an operatic rendition of ‘O Holy Night.’ Her wavering crescendo has been the soundtrack to every… Continue reading

The author is seen here, skiing on Christmas Day. She took a selfie to send to her mother, proving that she wasn’t sad to spend the holidays far from family. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)

Bookworm Sez: ‘(Don’t) Call Me Crazy’ offers a chorus of writers on surviving mental illness

Ouch, you twisted your shoulder and it hurts. That’ll last awhile, but you’ll be okay. Might need a sling, maybe, but it won’t cramp your… Continue reading

Now Playing: ‘Aquaman’ a sea adventure that heads DC in the right direction

Growing up, I was never a DC guy. I, of course, liked Superman and Batman because, well, because I’m an American and I think it’s… Continue reading

Ann “Grannie Annie” Berg

Pioneer Potluck: About being curious and reminiscing

I came here in July 1967. Fifty years ago! I have a curiosity that always runs through my head. One is how I watched Kenai… Continue reading

Ann “Grannie Annie” Berg

Recycling bin: Recycle your old electronics

Many electronic devices — laptops, cellphones, tablets, and TVs — are a big part part of gift giving. Some replacing older, non-working devices. Please recycle… Continue reading

  • Dec 23, 2018
Simon Nissen organizes students in his choir class, grouping singers of similar vocals in the same section on December 15, 2017 at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)
                                Simon Nissen organizes students in his choir class, grouping singers of similar vocals in the same section on December 15, 2017 at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion) 
                                Simon Nissen organizes students in his choir class, grouping singers of similar vocals in the same section on Dec. 15, 2017 at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)

Evening of Christmas: Thanks for a great show

Sunday evening Mr. Simon Nissen directed the Kenai Central High School Choir in a concert entitled Songs for the Season. What an excellent performance! The… Continue reading

  • Dec 23, 2018
Simon Nissen organizes students in his choir class, grouping singers of similar vocals in the same section on December 15, 2017 at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)
                                Simon Nissen organizes students in his choir class, grouping singers of similar vocals in the same section on December 15, 2017 at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion) 
                                Simon Nissen organizes students in his choir class, grouping singers of similar vocals in the same section on Dec. 15, 2017 at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)
Alaska Waste employees show off their handiwork. (Photo courtesy of Alaska Waste)

Alaska Waste donates kids’ bikes to Love Inc.

This holiday season, Alaska Waste donated 30 bikes, 8 scooters and 4 tricycles that our team built for children in need to local Soldotna charity… Continue reading

  • Dec 22, 2018
Alaska Waste employees show off their handiwork. (Photo courtesy of Alaska Waste)

What goes around …

What’s the most meaningful gift you’ve ever received? I ask that question having recently come home from a gift exchange during which I was on… Continue reading

  • Dec 22, 2018
Maria Bernier stands by her painting, “Chop,” at the First Friday, Dec 7, 2018, opening of Bunnell Street Arts Center’s 10x10 show in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

10 x 10 show encourages collecting, gifting

Like some other Homer galleries, Bunnell Street Arts Center periodically opens up its walls to community art. With its 10x10 Member’s Show, Bunnell does so… Continue reading

Maria Bernier stands by her painting, “Chop,” at the First Friday, Dec 7, 2018, opening of Bunnell Street Arts Center’s 10x10 show in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Spider-Man’s theory of everything — An animated sequel that works in any universe

It’s rare for a movie to go so far against my expectations for me to be actually floored by the time the credits roll, but… Continue reading

Poet’s Corner: December

December By Bonnie Marie Playle The time of year when it’s cold; But where’s the snow? Only God knows. Freezing rain makes ice that glistens; Studded tires grip the… Continue reading

Bookworm Sez: ‘If You Ask Me’ — Old advice made new again

What should you do? When relationships break down, what then? Or you lose your job and your bank account is depleted, your home is in… Continue reading

Minister’s Message: The Light has come

Today is the day — December 21st — the longest day of darkness. Throughout the ages and the world’s vast geography the presence of light… Continue reading

Pioneer Potluck: About Christmas Past — On the farm

NORTHERN COLORADO 1940s and 50s It was always Dad’s job to go get the tree. We lived on a farm with cottonwood trees so that… Continue reading